PROMESS 1

PROfiles across MEditerranean Sedimentary Systems. Part 1

Homepage: http://promess1.pangaea.de

Funding organisation: EU (EVR1-CT-2002-40024)

Type: Integrated project (IP)

Runtime: 2002-2006

Coordination: Serge Berné, IFREMER, Brest

Data curator: Hans-Joachim Wallrabe-Adams, MARUM

PROMESS data sets, archived in the data library PANGAEA®

Project summary

PROMESS 1 is the first attempt to realise scientific drilling on continental shelves and slopes in the Mediterranean Sea. It is designed for sampling long sections (50-300 m) and realise in situ measurements of shelf and upper slope sedimentary sequences deposited during the last 500 kyr, at 50-300 m water depth. It will provide clues on sea-level changes, slope stability, canyon history and climate variability in physiographic settings with high sedimentation (glacial and interglacial prodeltas) and exceptional preservation of depositional sequences.

Data archiving at WDC-MARE

Data management is carried out at University of Bremen (MARUM), the project office and the data librarian of the information system PANGAEA. Objective of the IP is also to integrate all existing data from those regions of interest in the PROMESS1 data archive. PROMESS1 is a project within the OMARC consortium.

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